The trail around Westwood Lake in Nanaimo is a beautiful bark mulch and gravel trail that goes around 5.5 to 6 km around the lake. There are kilometre markers along the way so you can see your progress. The 2 large parking lots are right on the water and provide a great base to go swimming for a few hours. Washrooms are between the 2 parking lots and are open late spring and summer.
You can take side trails along the back of the lake to go up Westwood Ridges or up Mount Benson.
Directions to Trailhead
Drive toward the south end of Nanaimo and turn away from the ocean onto Jingle Pot Road. Head past the Jingle Pot Pub and turn left onto Westwood Lake Road. Drive all the way to the parking lots at the end.
- Round Trip: 6.00 km
- Nearest City: Nanaimo
- Less than 5km, More than 5km, Lake Beach